Archive for January 2013
While addressing the traffic infractions with the driver, Sgt. Haskell detected the odor of a controlled substance and other criminal indicators. A consensual search of the vehicle located a blue cloth zip bag concealed inside a Burger King cup in the center console. When looking inside the zip bag, Sgt. Haskell located 2 small plastic bags containing powder cocaine, 1 small plastic bag containing crack cocaine and 1 small plastic bag containing marijuana. Hamilton claimed ownership of the narcotics and was placed under arrest without incident. Hamilton was transported to the Madison County Jail.
Hamilton was arrested and charged as follows:
Anthony Jerome Hamilton, B/M, DOB: 11/26/1976, 225 NW Greenville Pointe Trail, Greenville, FL 32331
Charge 1: Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute
Charge 2: Possession of Marijuana less 20 Grams
Sgt. Pitts and Captain Harper activated emergency lights to stop the subject. The subject turned into a yard and rode the bike around the back of the residence then got off and started to walk away. Sgt. Pitts ordered the subject to stop and he complied stating that he lived there. At that point the metal objects were more visible and recognized to be air conditioner coils and appeared to have been cut out of an A/C unit.
The subject was identified as Davion McDaniel of Madison Florida. Sgt. Pitts conducted a pat down of McDaniel and located a large tire tool concealed in McDaniel’s right pant leg and a screwdriver, set of pliers and pair of latex gloves in his pocket. McDaniel stated that he removed the A/C parts and other copper from a burned down house on happy street that was owned by his dad and he had permission to take the items. The burned residence was located and determined to be owned by someone other than McDaniel’s father. Due to the time of night, tools in McDaniel’s possession and the attempt to conceal the three A/C coils and copper, McDaniel was placed under arrest. It was also determined that McDaniel did not live at the residence like he initially claimed and refused to tell deputies where his residence was located.
McDaniel was arrested and charged as follows:
Davion McDaniel, B/M, DOB: 01/11/1995, 233 SE Marshall Way, Lee, FL 32059
Charge 1: Loitering and Prowling
Charge 2: Possession of Burglary Tools
Wilma Ruth “Ruthie” Ammons, age 91, died January 21, 2013 in the Madison County Memorial Hospital in Madison, Florida.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2:00 PM, January 25, 2013 in the chapel of Beggs Funeral Home in Madison with burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Donations may be made to, Sharon Community Church Building Fund, PO Box 471, Greenville FL 32331.
She was born in Madison County, Florida and lived around the area of Sirmons, Perry and Greenville while growing up. After she graduated high school she taught school for a short while in Sirmons and Aucilla. She also worked for Metal Products in Madison and was a homemaker. She loved country music and dancing and was always on the go. She was a member of Sharon Community Church in Greenville.
She is survived by 1 son, Jimmy Barlow (Carol) of Greenville. 2 grandchildren, James Barlow, Jr.(Crystal) of Greenville and Michelle Alderman (Sean) of Lee, 5 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Registrations for the 2013 Spring Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball season will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013 and Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Madison County Courthouse from 9:00am until 12:00pm. Registration fees for both baseball and softball are $50.00 for the first child and $45.00 for each additional sibling, and each registrant should plan to provide a copy of Birth Certificate. The League has set April 6, 2013 as the tentative date for opening day, and information regarding team tryouts and draft will be provided at registration.
If anyone is interested in coaching or umpiring for the upcoming season please give Billy Tolar a call at 850-673-7979.
Deputy Knight requested Sgt. Dennis Pitts for routine assistance. Deputy Knight recognized the driver as Michael Miller of Greenville, Florida and ordered Miller out of the vehicle and conducted a pat down for weapons finding none. During the pat down Deputy Knight discovered a cigarette pack in Millers right front pants pocket and Miller granted for permission for Deputy Knight to look inside. Deputy Knight located two small straws with a white powder residue on the straw ends inside the cigarette pack. Deputy Knight recognized the straws had been used to consume illegal narcotics. Deputy Knight also located a small plastic baggy containing a white powder believed to be cocaine inside the cigarette pack.
Deputy Knight used a presumptive cocaine field test kit and received a positive result identifying the substance as cocaine. Deputy Knight placed Miller under arrest without incident. During the arrest Miller claimed the cocaine and stated that it was for personal use. Miller was transported to the Madison County Jail and charged with the following:
Arrested and Charged:
Michael L. Miller, B/M, DOB: 07/03/1970, 470 Haffye Drive, Greenville, FL 32331
Charge: Possession of Cocaine
Charge: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Charge: Improper Start from Stopped Position
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Thursday the 17th day of January 2013 Madison County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Jarrod Lauth attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Ford F-150 truck on CR 145 near Delphinium Drive. The truck was driven by a white male later identified as Gene Clyde Wall, 03/30/1957, of Atlanta Georgia. Wall was operating the truck in a manner that demonstrated wanton disregard for the safety of other motorist including making sudden stops in the travel lane and driving in the oncoming traffic lane.
Cpl. Lauth activated his blue lights and siren signaling Wall to stop, however, Wall ignored Cpl. Lauth and refused to stop. Wall continued to travel North on CR 145 driving erratically and Cpl. Lauth continued pursuit.
MCSO Captain David Harper and Sgt. Sharon Shadrick joined the pursuit North of Pinetta. The Sheriff’s Office Communications called Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office for assistance as the pursuit continued toward the County/State line at speeds reaching 75 miles per hour.
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office advised they would assist and the pursuit continued crossing into Georgia. Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deployed tire deflation devices in Clyatville and was successful in deflating the left front tire of the truck. The pursuit now included units from Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol. With the front tire of the F-150 now deflated the truck turned into a power substation just north of the paper mill and was disabled.
Wall was arrested without further incident. Lowndes County deputies arrested Wall and transported him to the Lowndes County Jail. Cpl. Lauth requested a hold be placed on Wall and issued a warrant for Felony Fleeing and Eluding requiring Wall to be brought back to Madison County to face charges once his judicial proceedings in Georgia are complete.
Wall was arrested and charged with the following:
Gene Clyde Wall, 03/30/1957 1803 Hadlock Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
Felony Fleeing and Eluding (enhanced 2cd degree)
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The 10th Annual Kelsi Reams Hot Chocolate Sale will be held Saturday, Jan. 26.
Once again, the location will be at Scott Realty in Greenville.
Kelsi began the hot chocolate fundraiser to raise money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation after her sister, Abby, was diagnosed with the genetic disease when she was a baby.
Kelsi, along with Abby and sister, Chloe, will be on hand to help serve you. Coffee and donuts will also be available, along with Kelsi’s famous hot chocolate.